This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom-line is this:
While I disagree with his conservative-Republican political and economic views about 95 percent of the time, I happen to agree with something that FOX News anchor Tucker Carlson says in his recent book. The gist of his position is that the women of 2019 in our country seem to dislike men overall much more so than did the women of previous decades. I see this in my life. I see it all around me. I wish that i could do something to make things better between the sexes/genders in our country.
I say this as a man who was sexually harassed by a female college professor when I was 25 and working on my Ph.D. I have a lot of compassion and empathy for all victims and survivors of sexual harassment as well as all other form of sexual abuse and sexual assault. I also say this as the first male Ph.D. Sociology student in all of Canada to take and pass the Ph.D. comprehensive area specialization examination in “Women’s Studies” in the 1970s. I am still qualified and certified to teach college courses in “Women’s Studies” and “Sex Roles/Gender Roles.”
I am speaking up for those good men in our country who would never want to sexually harass or abuse or assault or hurt a woman in any way. We exist and do not deserve to hear the constant male-bashing that some women exhibit on a daily basis.
Give us a break. We are not your enemies. We are on your side.
Stewart B Epstein